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Brewster's Millions (1945)

Approved | | Comedy | 7 April 1945 (USA)
In order to inherit $7,000,000, an ex-soldier must spend $1,000,000 in two months' time.

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Monty Brewster is a penniless, former U.S. Army soldier back from World War II Europe who learns that he has inherited $8 million from a distant relative, but there's a catch: he must spend $1 million of that money in less than two months before his 30th birthday in order to inherit the rest. Since he cannot tell anyone about spending the money as part of the agreement, everyone thinks that Brewster has flipped when he practically knocks himself out on a spending spree to get rid of the $1 million in time. Written by matt-282

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Brewsterin miljoonat  »

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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 31, 1947 with Dennis O'Keefe reprising his film role. See more »

Goofs

When a phone rings on Brewster's desk, he picks up the wrong phone. His friend answers the ringing phone and passes it to Brewster and then places Brewster's hand set on the ringing phone's cradle, which would have ended the phone call. Brewster finishes his call and puts the handset on the other cradle. Then that phone rings and he has another conversation which is also impossible. See more »

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Mrs. Gray: Oh, did you fix his room?
Peggy Gray: Mm-hm. Everything is just as he left it.
Mrs. Gray: Must be an awful mess.
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A late screwball comedy
8 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I originally saw this film when I was a boy of 7 (assuming it was in the year the film was released, 1945) and I've been waiting all those 64 years to see it again, since it stuck permanently in my childish mind as a delightful experience. Well, upon finally seeing it again on TCM, on February 2, 2009, like several other of your commentators, I still think it's a delightful experience, and I couldn't believe my ears when it was announced to be broadcast as a TCM premiere. I believe it's the non-stop snappiness of the dialogue in true screwball comedy fashion which makes it so endlessly entertaining. Up till now I've given the prize for snappy dialogue to the biopic of Dorothy Parker (name and year?) in whose opening scene all the witty Algonquineers throw verbal shafts at one another as the camera pans across them one by one; but BM is right in there as a contender for that title. The one-liners went by so fast I can't remember a single one of them; but they're all good. Who wrote such witty stuff? I was sure it must have been a Preston Sturges comedy until the deco logo flashed across the screen "An Edward Small Production." Edward who? This was the first time I had ever seen or noticed that name before. Yet on IMDb his bio and filmography as a producer are a mile long. I'll have to investigate more of ES' work.


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